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Porcupine Meatball Recipe

Rich and flavorsome porcupines meatballs made with ground beef, rice, and onion. Simmered in tomato sauce until cooked perfectly!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 436 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1/2 cup minute rice uncooked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Combine rice, water, onion, salt, celery salt, pepper, garlic powder and egg in a medium bowl.

  2. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls.

  3. Brown the meatballs in a skillet with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Drain oil when meatballs are browned.

  4. Add tomato sauce, water, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce to a bowl - mix and then pour over meatballs. Reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Porcupine Meatball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 1002mg44%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.